# “indicators” of where we are on the slides

I have a curiosity: some beamer themes (for instance, Ilmenau), have "indicators" of where we are on the slides (I dont know the correct term), are some balls that represent the number of slides and the current slide. Other themes (for instance, PaloAlto) dont have. Is there any way to add this to any theme?

I want to add the miniframes at the top.

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{tikz}

\title{Os Teoremas de Philip Hall e uma caracterização para Grupos Solúveis}
\author[Lucas Corrêa Lopes]{Lucas Corrêa Lopes\\ {\small Orientador: André Luiz Martins Pereira}}
\date{}
\institute{Unversidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro}

%Tema 1:

\usetheme{PaloAlto}
\logo{\includegraphics[scale=0.26]{logo_ufrrj(1).png} }
\setbeamercolor{logo}{bg=white}
\usecolortheme{orchid}
\usefonttheme{serif}

\begin{document}

\frame{\titlepage}

\end{document}


• Yes it is possible to add miniframes (that the name for the small bullets) to other themes, but usually it is easier the other way round and add elements that you like to a theme that already has miniframes. – user36296 Sep 23 '18 at 19:01
• If you can make a specific example how the output should look like, we might be able to help you. – user36296 Sep 23 '18 at 19:02
• If your real question is how to use miniframes in the sidebar, then have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/153729/… or tex.stackexchange.com/questions/139149/… – user36296 Sep 23 '18 at 19:06
• I put my specific case. – Greg Sep 23 '18 at 19:23
• I'll read your suggestions. – Greg Sep 23 '18 at 19:23

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{tikz}

\title{Os Teoremas de Philip Hall e uma caracterização para Grupos Solúveis}
\author[Lucas Corrêa Lopes]{Lucas Corrêa Lopes\\ {\small Orientador: André Luiz Martins Pereira}}
\date{}
\institute{Unversidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro}

%Tema 1:

\usetheme{PaloAlto}
\logo{\includegraphics[scale=0.26]{example-image-duck}}
\setbeamercolor{logo}{bg=white}
\usecolortheme{orchid}
\usefonttheme{serif}

\makeatletter
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth]{frametitle}
\ifx\beamer@sidebarside\beamer@lefttext%
\else%
\hfill%
\fi%
\ifdim\beamer@sidebarwidth>0pt%
\usebeamercolor[bg]{logo}%
\hskip-\beamer@sidebarwidth%
\hbox to \beamer@sidebarwidth{\hss\vbox to
\else%
\fi%
\end{minipage}%
\end{beamercolorbox}
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\section{title}
\subsection{title}
\begin{frame}
\end{frame}

\section{title}
\subsection{title}
\begin{frame}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


• @Greg You're welcome! – user36296 Sep 23 '18 at 19:49